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Weekly 90 Day Summer Challenge Update

I have a lot of things going on at the moment. Outside of my summer challenges.

I have my massage today with Yao. 90 minutes of peace and relaxation. Her hands are heaven sent.

I also have to finish packing for my trip to Detroit. I have a few items that need to be washed. I have my list of things to pack, but I feel like I’m waiting for the last minute to get anything done.

I then need to get the oil changed to my daughter’s car. We’re driving her car because it’s better on gas. 87 octane versus 93.

It’s also CAMP NANOWRIMO month. Every April and July. I’m working on getting to 10,000 words in one of my newer projects. In camp, a writer can work by words, minutes, hours, pages…whatever floats. Unlike NaNoWriMo in November. That’s all about 50k words. I have to be diligent and work on my project while I’m in Detroit. I’m taking my computer, so I should be able to stay on track.

Update:

WIP: I’ve been reading another book about Showing vs Telling in writing. To make sure I’m showing and not telling, I took another look at the first five scenes I wrote in Jinxed. It took me about two hours to rewrite sentences that could have been written better and/or stronger. I’m going to take about an hour today to do scene six. Slow and steady wins the race. I will make the December 2019 publishing date.

Less sugar: WHAAAAAAT, I’m crushing it! I’ve lost 10.2 pounds! Since June 9th! I feel better. I can feel the difference when I rise in the morning. I don’t feel sluggish after a night’s rest. This has prompted me to think about rejoining a gym. I listened to this audio book on nutrition. It was informative. As I age, I lose lean muscle mass. I need to get into a gym and start weight lifting to retain my muscle. I don’t want to be sack of fat and bones as I age. YUCK! LA Fitness? Gold’s Gym? Planet Fitness? What’s your recommendation? I live within a four mile radius of all three.

IGTV: I’m trash with this goal. I think it will be better when I leave for Detroit. I’ll have something to share. Right now, I’m not interested in getting in front of a camera and rambling. I want my content to have meaning. I want it to be interesting, so people will want to stay tuned. I haven’t posted any videos in two weeks. This will get better over the next two weeks tho!

Okay, that’s it for this week!

Be Free….

~MC

Weekly 90 Day Summer Challenge Update

I didn’t get a chance to write my June 21st weekly update. I was out of town on a college campus visit. That went well.

WIP - I FINISHED JINXED!!!! And I’ve gotten the editing copy printed for me begin edits next month. I was thinking of choosing another WIP to work on for the remainder of the 90 days, but I’ve decided to stick with Jinx. I’m already doing Camp NaNoWriMo for one of my other projects. I’ve kinda put The Crofton Triangle on hold until I figure out the structure changes.

Less sugar - I’ve been keeping up with the less sugar. So far since June 9th, I’ve lost 7.1 pounds. I thought it would be much harder than expected. I do notice how much added sugar is in a lot of things we eat. Especially in fast food choices.

IGTV - I haven’t posted on my channels in the last week, but I’ve gotten feedback how people have been liking the vlogs. On a side note, I’ve also been keeping a regular schedule of posting my podcast. I’ve gotten some promising numbers about the growth of it.

Be Free….

~MC

April - Camp NaNoWriMo

I competed in April’s Camp NANOWRIMO. My goal was to get to 40k words in the latest book I’m working on. I was at 36k when I started the camp.  Yes, only 4,000 words. I think I signed up on April 15th. I was late in the game. So, yeah 4,000 words in about 10 days. Pat on the back! I’m proud of me. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I plan to do July’s Camp too. Crazy part is I will be out town for a full two weeks during the next camp. I will have my laptop with me but I will have to really find time to fit it in. I’m thinking of writing 20,000 words to a project I’ve already started. That’s 645 words per day. 😩 I’m still toying with it. We’ll see. 

Be Free.... 

~MC